Unfortunately for us, our Artist in Residence, Shelby Keefe, has reached the end of her fellowship with the Pfister Hotel. We have been honored to have her diligently working in the gallery all year and want to celebrate her achievements and recognize the impact she has made on all of us here at the Pfister.
Join us as we bid farewell to our Resident Artist, Shelby Keefe, with a celebration in the Rouge Ballroom.
Shelby will leave behind her legacy piece which will remain in the Pfister until the end of time. Shelby’s urban landscape painting of Wisconsin Avenue at dusk is sure to impress. Hear Shelby describe the inspiration behind the piece and her reminiscing on her time at the Pfister.
Also noteworthy is the release of the private label Mason Street Grill Cabernet which features Shelby’s artwork. Part of the proceeds of each bottle sold throughout the year will benefit the Creative Alliance.
Here is a preview of the label featuring Shelby’s artwork.
We will also pay homage to the past Pfister Narrators, Julie Ferris and Stacie Williams, with the release of their Narrator books. Julie and Stacie will be on hand to chat with guests and sign their respective volumes. Who knows, they just might guest blog about the evening!
The festivities begin at 6pm on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 with a brief presentation followed by complimentary snacks and a cash bar, live music, and a live poetry reading. RSVPs to Amy Hansen (firstname.lastname@example.org) are appreciated.
This is the final day of UPAF’s Artists Among Us 16 in 16 by Shelby Keefe. Shelby has been working very hard and creating some absolutely stunning art for these amazing art organizations around Milwaukee. Today, for the grand finale, Shelby uses UPAF itself as the center of her 16th and final piece. She wanted to paint a transfixed audience because UPAF is one of the reasons there is so many artistic performances available for our viewing pleasure. UPAF helps artists get on stage to be appreciated by all of us and Shelby wanted one piece that expressed this idea.
This is the last day of a sixteen-day project. We invite you to catch up with Shelby’s series at her studio or online.
The Bel Canto Chorus inspires Shelby’s second UPAF Artist Among Us piece. Her subjects are the Bel Canto singers during their performance from the “United We Stand” concert in Cathedral Square Park.
This is day two of a sixteen-day project to be completed on March 16th. We invite you to observe and follow Shelby’s creative process at her studio or online. Please check back frequently to see Shelby’s progress.
Shelby intends to complete each painting in one day through March 16th. We invite you to observe and follow Shelby’s creative process at her studio at The Pfister and online. Please check back frequently to see Shelby’s progress.
Shelby will create a special 12” x 12″ painting for UPAF and each of its member groups.
These 16 paintings will happen over the course of the 16 days. This collaboration represents a unique opportunity for the performing arts to shine in a visual arts platform and to highlight the diversity our arts groups have to offer our region.
The complete schedule of paintings are as follows: